Saturday September 18, 2010 07:30
U.S. District Court District of New Mexico
- Version 4.0.3 (Albuquerque)
CRIMINAL DOCKET FOR CASE #: 1:10-cr-02626
Same cast of characters.
Former Los Alamos scientist indicted on nuclear charges
Pedro Leonardo Mascheroni, 75, and Marjorie Roxby Mascheroni, 67, a... They appeared in federal court in Albuquerque, where Mascheroni, a naturalized U.S. citizen from Argentina, was ordered held pending another hearing Monday morning. His wife was released under strict conditions.
A scientist and his wife who used to work at a high-level US energy... After their arrest, the two appeared in federal court in Albuquerque, New Mexico. They dealt with an FBI undercover agent posing as a Venezuelan agent. The government did not allege that Venezuela or anyone working for it sought US secrets. The pair were indicted for allegedly communicating classified nuclear weapons data to a person they believed to be a Venezuelan government official. Accused in a 22-count indictment are Pedro Leonardo Mascheroni, 75, a naturalized US citizen from Argentina, and Marjorie Roxby Mascheroni, 67, a US citizen. Both were formerly contract employees at Los Alamos National Laboratory. According to the indictment, Mascheroni told an undercover agent he could help Venezuela develop a nuclear bomb within 10 years and that under his program, Venezuela would use a secret, underground nuclear reactor to produce and enrich plutonium, and an open, above-ground reactor to produce nuclear energy. If convicted, the couple face up to life in prison.